It has been just a few hours since Samsung announced the Galaxy Note7, unveiling details of the day of the launch. Now a new report emerging from South Korean says that the flagship phablet will be made available in stores on the day of the launch itself.
Samsung Galaxy Note7, which is slated to get unveiled in New York (and also in Rio De Janeiro and London) on Aug. 2, will be available for purchase soon after the launch, Korea ET News reported, citing company insiders.
This is the first time in Samsung's history that the company is not following its usual pattern that surrounds the release of its devices. Samsung earlier used to take two to three weeks to make the flagship smartphone available in the market.
It is believed that the company wants to get a headstart over its arch rival Apple, which is expected to announce the new iPhone 7 series in September.
Last year, Samsung preponed the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 by a month and released it a couple of weeks ahead of iPhone 6S series launch.
This time, the South Korean company has asked supply partners to stock up their inventory with Galaxy Note7 units before Aug. 2.
If they succeed in delivering the goods, Samsung will have more than one and half months to sell Galaxy Note7 with no competition, which will help the company carry forward the success of its Galaxy S7 series. The latter has reportedly outsold iPhone 6S series in developed markets since its launch in February.
Samsung Galaxy Note7: What we know so far
The upcoming Samsung phablet is said to come in two CPU variants, depending on the region of sale. The one bound for the U.S., Europe and China is said to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, while the second model, bound for India and emerging markets, will house Samsung's very own Exynos 8893 octa-core chipsets.
The rest of the features in the both the models will be the same. They are expected to feature 5.8-inch QHD screen with Iris scanner on the top and come with IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB inbuilt storage, 3200mAh (or more) 13MP dual-lens camera and a 5MP snapper on the front.
Watch this space for more updates.